5th International Urban Design Conference, September 2012, Melbourne

“Urban design is a very powerful tool, and it is meant to change things.  If you are satisfied with the status quo, you don’t need urban design.  But if you live in a city that that is excited by the future, with an eagerness for transformation, you need to have an urban design capacity for leadership.” 
Alexandros E. Washburn, AIA is the Chief Urban Designer of the City of New York, Department of City Planning.

Alex is an architect who has worked both in the private and public sector, he served as Environment and Public Works Advisor on Capitol Hill to US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then as President of the Pennsylvania Station Redevelopment Corporation, and then as partner of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture LLC, where he designed the award-winning Harlem Piers waterfront park before joining the Bloomberg Administration in his current position.

Alex will keynote in September at the conference in Melbourne.

He will be joined by 50 other presenters who will deliver an exiting and insightful program.

You will find the details at www.urbandesignaustralia.com.au

Two of the five study tours are now fully booked, while the other three are filling fast, so book soon to avoid missing out!

Kind regards

Cindy Axisa

5th International Urban Design Conference – The Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, Victoria
10th to the 12th of September – 2012
Secretariat: Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068 Fax: 07 5527 3298

Department of Planning and Community Development

The 2012 Platinum Sponsor is the Department of Planning and Community Development, Victorian Government.

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